MacVoices #1195: Maria Langer Helps You Make Movies

Maria Langer has just published her first Maria’s Guides title, Making Movies: A Guide for Serious Amateurs, and discusses what it delivers for the budding filmmaker. Choosing not to focus on hardware or software geekery, Maria helps you understand movie making from a practical, creative standpoint. The book is based on her experiences in shooting a mini-documentary, Cherries: From Tree to Truck; because it draws from a real project and not a sample file, you’ll find Maria’s guidance the perfect way to improve your video projects. The discussion includes some simple but effective techniques for using both b-roll and still photos, a few tricks to help improve the look of things, and her biggest surprise in making the video.

The video version of this episode is available on MacVoicesTV.

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Maria Langer (follow her on Twitter) has been writing how-to books and articles and recording videos about using computers for longer than she cares to admit. Her most recent projects are “Making Movies: A Guide for Serious Amateurs” for the Flying M Productions Maria’s Guides series, “Mac OS X Lion: Visual QuickStart Guide” for Peachpit Press, and “Twitter Essential Training” for Lynda.com. Maria is also a commercial helicopter pilot and serious amateur photographer. Learn more about her work on the Maria’s Guides website and see what’s on her mind on her blog, An Eclectic Mind.

Making Movies in the iTunes Bookstore

Making Movies: A Guide for Serious Amateurs (Maria’s Guides) in the Kindle Bookstore

Making Movies on MagCloud

Twitter Essential Training by Maria Langer on Lynda.com


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